News in Brief

34 Mt. Hermon skiers injured this week

Thirty-four people were injured in ski accidents on Mount Hermon this week, ranging in age from 3 to 70. The most serious injuries so far happened Tuesday, when a 28-year-old man from the center of the country fell and sustained a neck and back injury, and a 39-year-old man had a heart attack and was airlifted to hospital. All of the injured were treated at Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed. The hospital said most of the skiers sustained fractures, sprains or dislocations injuries to limbs when they tried to break a fall. A 3-year-old girl fell and slightly injured her eye. (Eli Ashkenazi)

Mediterranean TV channel to launch next month

The new Mediterranean Channel, Channel 25, will begin broadcasting by satellite on February 5. The channel will air music, lifestyle, talk and cooking shows, both locally produced and foreign, and is meant to compete with the Channel 24 cable music channel, which belongs to Channel 2 franchisee Keshet. The competing franchisee, Reshet, will produce and edit the new satellite channel. (Gili Izikovich)

‘Fill the Void’ wins Palm Springs prize

“Fill the Void,” the film by Haredi director Rama Burshtein, was named the best foreign language film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California on Sunday. The Palm Springs event is considered the primary American venue for the screening of foreign films, and “Fill the Void” beat out entries from 41 countries, somewhat easing the disappointment at not having secured an Oscar nomination. (Nirit Anderman‏)